SPR

By Adam Bonislawski
Bio-Rad has developed a workflow linking surface plasmon resonance to MALDI mass spectrometry that could offer a more sensitive and streamlined alternative to conventional SPR-MS techniques.

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Plexera recently began selling its surface-plasmon resonance-based PlexArray System to early-access customers and plans a full commercial launch.

CEO Tim Burland said the company hopes to be able to make its carbon-coated-on-gold surfaces available by the end of the year, and to expand its business into applied markets, such as bioengineering and environmental and agricultural testing.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.